Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Genus:
Blepharonia Hübner, 1825 . Cat. Lép. Coll. Franck : 94.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Noctua pellex Hübner, 1809. Samml. eur. Schmett. 4: pl.92, fig.435.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Nye , 1975. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 1: 82.

Type specimens:
Type(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

N. pellex is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena puerpera Giona, 1791, Cal. Ent.: 104. N. pellex has been designated the type-species as in addition to being the first of the five originally included species, it is congeneric with the type-species of Catocala Schrank, 1802. Blepharonia thus becomes a synonym and will cause no further confusion in the complex usage of the similiar names Blephara, Blepharidia and Blapharum, all proposed by Hübner.

See also: Eunetis Hübner, 1823.

Poole (1989) included HEMIGEOMETRA Haworth, 1809; EPHESIA Hübner, 1818; LAMPROSIA Hübner, 1821; BLEPHARIDIA Hübner, 1822; ASTIOTES Hübner, 1823; CORISCE Hübner, 1823; EUCORA Hübner, 1823; EUNETIS Hübner, 1823; MORMONIA Hübner, 1823; BLEPHARONIA Hübner, 1825; ANDREWSIA Grote, 1882; CATABAPTA Hulst, 1884; and ANDREUSIA Hampson, 1913 as junior synonyms of CATOCALA Schrank, 1802.

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Junior name(s):
Blepharonia Hübner, 1823: 26, 33.


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